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Glory Daze (1995)

With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

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It's two days before graduation, and Jack is having serious doubts about the future. The old gang is breaking up - Rob is moving to L.A. with his girlfriend; Dennis is finishing his third degree and going to grad school in Michigan; Slosh has dropped out of school and stays drunk all the time; and Mickey, who still has a year of school to go, seems tired of the scene and wishes he had the guts to tell his friend Chelsea how he feels about her. As Jack looks out at his four years in Santa Cruz, he wonders if this isn't the best time of his life, and he wonders whether it might be a mistake to let it all go just because of graduation. As his pals also get glimpses of life after college, he decides he's not going to leave, that he's going to live his glory days a little longer. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Rated R for strong language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993). See more »

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Dennis: Despite your obvious racial handicap, you are an American citizen now, OK, so act like one! We shit all over our families! And then we have kids who grow up to be as big of fuck-ups as we are.
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Kill All the White Man
Written by Fat Mike (as Mike Burkett)
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© 1991 NOFX Music
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A Great Examination Of The Anxiety of Blossoming Adults
21 February 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the examination of teens and young adults (being a teenager myself) and Glory Daze is a great story of a group of best friends on the eve of adulthood and how basically all of them are terrified of moving on from college and into the real world.

During the movie we discover the various characteristics, interests, styles, dreams and aspirations of the various leading characters. Their stories intertwine, and involve each other in some way. All of the plots involved in Glory Daze are simple, but flow smoothly and steadily in the backdrop of campus parties and bonfires. The acting is superb and the cast is simply perfect(of course it's better to watch the movie now when most of the actors (Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, and French Stewart) all become more well known names. All of them are perfect in their roles as bewildered college students. I love the end of the movie (but I won't spoil anything). I recommend this movie to anyone, especially teenagers, who just want to watch a movie about the fun and anxiety of the last days of real youth. 9/10. I also recommend Dazed And Confused, a great teen movie.


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